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CULTURAL STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE FACULTY


 Timothy K. August

 Assistant Professor
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota – 2014
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timothy.august@stonybrook.edu | 1146 Humanities

  • Critical refugee studies, diasporic Vietnamese literature, postcolonial criticism, theories of food and eating, Asian American studies.
  • World literature, television studies, critical theory, ethnic studies.

My work has been published in MELUS: Multiethnic Literature of the USAmerican Quarterly, Television & New MediaMizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art Exploring Arab AmericaThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial StudiesJAASJournal of Asian American Studies, and the Global Asian American Popular Cultures anthology.

I am currently completing my book manuscript, The Refugee Aesthetic: Relocating Southeast Asian America, which is under contract with Temple University Press. A historical study of the politics involved in aestheticizing refugee experience, this book examines why a number of Southeast Asian American authors have recently embraced the refugee identity as a transformative position.

       

 

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